An Admiral bid for record

PUBLISHED: 18:45 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:03 26 October 2009

Barman Hiroo Caprario with customer Kieran O'Reilly and team leader Caroline Crang

Barman Hiroo Caprario with customer Kieran O'Reilly and team leader Caroline Crang

THOUSANDS of wine drinkers could taste record breaking success as they joined in with a huge nationwide effort. JD Wetherspoons bars across the country invited the public to take part in a free wine tasting last month in an attempt to host the biggest win

THOUSANDS of wine drinkers could taste record breaking success as they joined in with a huge nationwide effort.

JD Wetherspoons bars across the country invited the public to take part in a free wine tasting last month in an attempt to host the biggest wine tasting and get it in to the Guinness Book of Records.

Now the pub chain is confident that it has smashed the record as bosses wait to hear officially if they have surpassed the previous total of 5,100 people.

Darkes Lane pub The Admiral Byng was among the 680 bars to have taken part and staff member Caroline Crang was surprised at how well the day went.

"Every Wetherspoons in the country had a target to get 25 people each for the wine tasting, but we probably had around 70, if not more," she said.

"It was a really good day and it looks like we may have broken the record so it is pleasing we played our part."

A spokesman for Wetherspoons said: "Early signs suggest we have broken the record, but we will have to wait around another week or two to find out officially.

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